New York

21 January 2014

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on car bombing in Beirut, Lebanon

The Secretary-General condemns the car bombing today in the southern Beirut suburb of Haret Hreik that has caused deaths and injuries. He extends his condolences to the families of the victims and the Government and people of Lebanon. He calls for the perpetrators of this heinous crime to be brought to justice.

The recurrent acts of terrorism and violence in Lebanon are totally unacceptable. The Secretary-General calls on all Lebanese parties to come together in support of their State institutions, particularly the security forces, and to strive for national unity as the best safeguard of Lebanon’s security and stability in the face of terrorism.